LAKE WALES
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>CHARLES WYNNE WHITEHURST - 54 - Polk Co. Sheriff's Office - son of George & Anita Whitehurst
WINTER HAVEN - Charles Wynne Whitehurst, of Winter Haven passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008 at the Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale due to a stroke as a result of an auto accident. Charles was born March 7, 1954 in Lake Wales. He attended Andrew College, where he was elected "Mr. Andrew" and graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in criminal justice and was a Kappa Alpha. He was a detective for the Polk County Sheriff's Office and a member of the Lake Wales Methodist Church. He was an avid Gator fan and loved water sports. > Charles was preceded in death by his father, George Leon Whitehurst Sr. > Survivors include his mother, Anita Whitehurst of Lake Wales; brothers, George Whitehurst of Winter Haven and Joseph Richard Whitehurst of Apopka. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with Father Thomas C. Seitz officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at  www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com  – Ledger, June 16, 2008
>ANITA MAUDE HODGES  WHITEHURST - 87- Retired Teacher - w/o George Whitehurst, Sr.
LAKE WALES - Anita Whitehurst, of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Waters Edge of Lake Wales due to heart failure. She was born March 1, 1926 in Valdosta, Georgia to the late Donald and Maude (Jenkins) Hodges and has been a resident of the area since 1936 moving here from Valdosta, GA. >She was a retired School Teacher with Spook Hill Elementary. Anita was a member of the DAR, Tri Delta Sorority, Majorette in Lake Wales High School Band, she was an avid Gator Fan, proud to be a southern lady and her favorite meal is fried chicken. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. >She was preceded in death by her husband, George Whitehurst in 2004. >She is survived by her sons, Joe Rich Whitehurst and wife Kim of Apopka, George "Bubba" Whitehurst and wife Kathy of Winter Haven. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 10 , 2014 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with The Rev. Fr. Thomas Seitz, Jr. officiating. >Interment will be held at the Lake Wales Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home. Those who wish, contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com  – Ledger, Jan. 8, 2014
>ERNESTINE MANN STALVEY -
 LAKE WALES - Ernestine Mann Stalvey passed away Friday, February 12, 2016, at Savannah Court in Bartow. She was born July 13, 1922, in Chicora, FL to the late Jefferson Franklin and Nora Albritton. Ernestine was a homemaker and former cosmetologist. She graduated from Brewster High School in Brewster, FL and was a former member Lake Wales Music Club and Women Club. She was a member of the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Chicora, FL, and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Wales. >Ernestine was preceded in death by her first husband, Claude E. Mann; and second husband, W.L. Stalvey.> Survivors include her daughter, Claudia Mann McKenzie and husband, Mack of Fort Meade; son, Terry K. Mann of Fort Meade; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Monday, February 15, 2016, at Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales. Interment will follow at Lake Wales Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bethlehem Memorial Cemetery Inc., P.O. Box 256, Alturas, Florida 33820. Marion Nelson Funeral Home handling arrangements. –Ledger, Sun. Feb. 14, 2016
>JUANELLE 'SANDY' SEWELL - 86 – Judicial Assistant -   Ledger, Feb. 8, 2016
BARTOW - Juanelle 'Sandy' Sewell left this world peacefully and went home to be with her Heavenly Father, Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Sandy was born August 21, 1929 in Winter Haven. She was the daughter of the late Forrest Strout Smith and Lillian Edna (Hardy) Smith.   Sandy grew up in Lake Wales and graduated from Lake Wales High School. Sandy was a Methodist for many years and in 1992 joined the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Bartow. Sandy was a Judicial Assistant for 42 years to a number of distinguished judges of the 10th Judicial Circuit of Polk County. Sandy was very active in the Bartow Community serving as an officer and board member for the Pilot Club, Zonta Club, Friends of the Library, and was a member of the Bartow Art Guild and Garden Club for over 45 years. She authored and published a book on genealogy called 'We The Little People.' Sandy went on to publish another book from recipes that were compiled over the years from family and friends titled, 'Sunday Lunch At Sandy's.' Sandy was also an accomplished wedding cake designer and catered many weddings in the area for more than 20 years. >Sandy is survived by a loving family that includes her husband, Arthur of 68 years, Karen Hall (Doug) and Marion Harrison (Steve) Lakeland, three grandchildren, Jordan Hall, Stephanie Lazanowski (Austin), and Tyler Hall. She also is survived by two daughters,her brother, Forrest Strout Smith, Jr. (Valerie), and sister, Ella Jean Miller, and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, Feb.9,2016, at the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 205 East Stanford Street in Bartow. A reception for family and friends will follow immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bartow Friends of the Library or the Women's Care Center in Bartow. Condolences at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com  - 
>GEORGE LEON WHITEHURST, Sr. – 81 – George’s Men’s Store  - Ledger, Jan. 26, 2004
LAKE WALES -- Mr. George L. Whitehurst Sr. had strong ties to his hometown of Lake Wales and last year was named Pioneer of the Year. "He loved Lake Wales," said his son, George Whitehurst Jr. of Winter Haven. Mr. Whitehurst died of cancer Saturday (Jan. 24, 2004) at his home.  He was born on March 24, 1922, Mr. Whitehurst was part of a family tree that has deep roots in Lake Wales. >His grandfather was instrumental in building the town and First United Methodist Church,< and Mr. Whitehurst was a member of the church all his life. He was a longtime usher and member of the Men's Breakfast Bible Group. Mr. Whitehurst graduated from Lake Wales High School. He attended the Citadel in Charlotte, S.C., and served in the Air Force during World War II. He returned to Lake Wales after the war. He was the former owner of George's Men's Store in Lake Wales and went on to a career as a salesman of citrus equipment, working for Peterson Industries and other manufacturers. In October, Mr. Whitehurst was one of two people named Pioneer of the Year during the annual Pioneer Days celebration. His sister, Martha Whitehurst White, was the other. The award acknowledged their many civic and cultural contributions to Lake Wales. George Whitehurst Jr. said his father was a good man who knew what was important in life and always gave thanks, even when he was in poor health. "He always said people are what counts in life, not possessions." Mr. Whitehurst was a member of the Lake Wales Country Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, and a charter member of the Lake Wales Lions Club. >In addition to his son, Mr. Whitehurst is survived by his wife, Anita H. Whitehurst; sons, C. Wynne Whitehurst, Winter Haven, Joe R. Whitehurst, Apopka; and sisters, Martha White and Thalia Hiers, both of Lake Wales, Joanne Phillips, Mobile, Ala. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales. – 
>RAYMOND L. MARTIN – 72 – Sales Rep. for Raybestos Brake Company
BABSON PARK - Raymond L. Martin of Babson Park, Florida passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Lake Wales Medical Center. He was He has been a born February 4, 1944 in Columbia, South Carolina to William F. and Lucy M. (Duffie) Martin. lifelong resident of the area. He was a Sales Rep for Raybestos Brake Company. Raymond was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam. He was a proud Vietnam veteran, member of the American Legion, graduate of Lake Wales Senior High School. He loved to fish, hunt and gardening. He was an avid Gator fan. He was of the Baptist faith. > He is preceded in death by his father William F. Martin. > He is survived by his wife Karen A. Martin, mother Lucy M. Martin of Saluda, SC, daughters Allison Martin of Salisbury, NC, Kristi Beaudua (Matt) of St. Augustine, FL, sisters Estelle Sullivan (Larry) of Frostproof, FL, Patricia Harmon (Callie) Saluda, SC, Amy Hart (Sam) of Winter Haven, FL, brother Bo Martin (Nancy) Lexington, SC, 6 grandchildren: James, Laila, Lincoln, Killian, Alex, and Khai. Memorial service will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, June 21, 2016 with visitation one hour prior to service at Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales. Officiating will be Ron Scott and Lowell Piper with Military Honors to follow. Interment of cremains will be in the Lake Wales Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675-8816. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com  . – Ledger, Sunday June 19, 2016
>DONALD SHIREY McCOY - 84 - FMC   - Ledger, March 28, 2008
LAKE WALES - Donald Shirey McCoy of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008 at the Dove Nursing Center due to heart failure. Donald was born in Cottonwood, AL on March 30, 1923. His life was his family and his church. He was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church, a deacon and church treasurer for many, many years. After 35 years with FMC he retired from FMC and enjoyed life farming and fishing and working with bees. > He was preceded in death by his parents, General and Dora McCoy; two sisters, Beatrice Prevatt and Mildred Riddley; five brothers, Carl, Robert, Clifton, Earl and Ray.> He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marilouise; a daughter, Donna Reynolds of Winter Haven; a son, Dennis McCoy of Lake Wales; five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Our thanks to Cornerstone Hospice, who gave such good care to our loved one. Viewing will be held until service time  Monday, March 31, 2008 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales with Pastor Sam Quinn and Elder E.L. Johns officiating. Interment will follow at the Lake Wales Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com
>CONSTANCE R. "CONNIE" BOLDEN - 71 - Homemaker 
LAKE WALES - Constance R. "Connie" Bolden, of Lake Wales died Sunday, February 25, 2007 at the Lake Wales Medical Center from heart failure. Born April 10, 1935 in Babson Park; she was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Avenue Baptist Church. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and a former secretary for the Elks Lodge. She also enjoyed fishing and going to the beach. >Survivors include her husband, Charlie Lytle of Lake Wales; daughters, Kim Hernandez of Lake Wales; Karen Ann & Jerry Sheffield of Lake Wales; Brenda & Mike Lasseter of Babson Park; brothers, Cecil Guy Richards of Frostproof; Robert Eugene Richards of Lake Wales; Gregory Larry Richards of Lake Wales; sister, Ann Kensinger of Lake Wales; 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales. Condolences may be sent to www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com . - Ledger, Feb. 27, 2007
>JEWEL FRANCES BOLDEN - 65 -  Florida's Natural Growers  - 
LAKE WALES -- Mrs. Jewel Frances Bolden of Lake Wales died of cancer Sunday (Dec. 12, 2004) at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. She was born in Fitzgerald, Ga., in April, 1939, she came to Lake Wales from Coqell, Ga., in 1964. She was a sectionizer for Florida's Natural Growers. She was a member of Lee's Chorus and Allen Temple AME Church in Lake Wales. >Mrs. Bolden is survived by her husband, Willie "Bill" Bolden; brothers, Leroy Buxton Sr., Plant City, Clyde Buxton Sr., Lake Wales; sister, Elease B. Carter, Lake Wales. Visitation will be Friday at Allen Temple AME Church in Lake Wales. Services will be Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Lake Wales Cemetery. Epps Mortuary, Lake Wales.-Ledger, Dec. 15, 2004
>JUANITA BOLDEN - 80 -   Homemaker
LAKE WALES -- Ms. Juanita Bolden of Lake Wales died of cancer Friday (Oct. 3, 2003) at Dove Health Care. She was born May 11, 1923, in Moultrie, Ga., she came to this area from Georgia. She was a homemaker. She was a Baptist. >Ms. Bolden is survived by her sons, Sid Stanford, Richard Bolden and Lee Bolden, all of Lake Wales; five grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday at Marion Nelson Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Wales Cemetery.- Ledger, Oct. 5, 2003
> ANNE DOPLER CASTILLO - 79 - Lake Wales high
SUFFOLK, VA. - Anne Dopler Castillo of Suffolk, Virginia died at home on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. She was born Mary Anne Dopler on November 9, 1940, in Lake Wales, Florida to the late Marion Langford Dopler and Richard Furnival Dopler. She graduated from Lake Wales High School in 1958 and married Ensign Ernest Castillo, III, USN, in September that same year. > Anne was preceded in death by her beloved Ernest in February 2018, only seven months before they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Anne and Ernest lived in their Virginia Beach home for 35 years. A 1972 graduate of Norfolk General Hospital School of Professional Nursing, Anne worked there as a psychiatric nurse until 1995 when she retired to become a full-time grandmother and pursue her passion for sewing couture fashions, embroidery, and needlepoint. She also enjoyed her work for The Hook and I as a finisher of their clients' needlepoint creations. Anne possessed a piercing wit and sharp intellect. As a talented pianist with an intense love of music, she shared that love with her family and was instrumental in encouraging them to pursue their own passions for music as well. As a gifted seamstress, Anne made beautiful clothes for family and friends, for which her children and grandchildren will be forever grateful. > Anne was preceded in death by her sister Catherine Dopler Thullbery.  >She is survived by her three daughters: Carlotta Moulder (Jim), Anita Fritzinger (Chris), and Sarah Page (Randy), six grandchildren: Alicia and Theresa Moulder, Mitch and Tommy Fritzinger, and Jordan and Jana Page; her sisters Donna Geiger and Pat Montanus and her brother-in-law Frank Thullbery, as well as many nieces and nephews. Anne will be inurned with Ernest at Arlington National Cemetery on an as yet undetermined date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NAMI, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22203. - Ledger, March 6, 2020 

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